If you need a clean bill of health before beginning a new job, see the experts at Essentia Healthcare PLLC. Experienced nurse practitioner Phylis Muthee, NP, and the team provide pre-employment physicals for patients living in and around Everett, Washington. To request an appointment at Essentia Healthcare PLLC, call the office or use the online booking feature today. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Pre-employment physicals at Essentia Healthcare PLLC are medical evaluations that assess your overall health and well-being. Some employers require such physicals to ensure you’re physically and mentally healthy enough to complete required job duties safely.
Pre-employment physicals also offer peace of mind, knowing you don’t have a medical condition that prevents you from being safe while at work — especially if you have a physically demanding job.
Ask your employer if you require a pre-employment physical before starting a new job or maintaining your current job. Essentia Healthcare PLLC offers the Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals required for anyone who operates a commercial motor vehicle, such as a semi-truck, travel trailer, heavy equipment, or bus.
During pre-employment physicals at Essentia Healthcare PLLC, you may undergo the following:
Your Essentia Healthcare PLLC provider checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs as part of a pre-employment physical. They often weigh you and determine your body mass index (BMI) to evaluate your chronic disease risks.
Your primary care provider discusses your medical history, including your family and personal history of disease, symptoms, lifestyle habits, medications, and more.
Your specialist completes a physical exam to evaluate your overall health and well-being. They assess your ears, eyes, throat, breathing, heartbeat, limbs, reflexes, and more to look for signs of potential problems.
If necessary, your provider suggests diagnostic tests like vision and hearing screenings, drug testing, blood tests, urine tests, asthma and allergy testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.
If you need treatment for a medical condition or require vaccinations, the Essentia Healthcare PLLC team is here to help. They provide medication prescriptions and other treatments that help you properly manage a medical problem.
Ask your employer how often you need an employment physical to begin or maintain your job. If you drive a commercial vehicle, you might need a DOT exam every two years or every year if you have a specific medical problem.
It’s often a good idea to schedule physicals yearly, even if your employer doesn’t require them, to detect minor medical concerns before they cause serious complications.
To request a pre-employment physical at Essentia Healthcare PLLC, call the office or use the online scheduler today. Walk-ins are also welcome.